Fire alarm leads to drug bust at Baymont Inn

first_imgRon Burton Chas BrashearsGreendale, IN—Around 8 am on May 4, an early morning fire alarm at the Baymont Inn on East Eads Parkway led to the discovery of a possible drug ring operation in Greendale. Upon entering the room 318, which was the source of the alarm, Assistant Fire Chief Jeffery Lane alleges to have observed, in plain view, what he knew to be narcotics due to his training and experience as an EMT and law enforcement officer. Once police arrived, they immediately noticed a strong odor of marijuana. At that time suspects Chas Brashears, Timothy Fluegeman, and Destiny Billingsley were present and speaking with Chief Craig. The hotel room was registered to Daniel Widener.Inside the hotel room, investigators found partly burned marijuana cigarettes, syringes, and an orange cap containing a white powdery substance believed to be heroin. In addition, after a search warrant was executed, police officers found a large bag of green leafy, plant-like material, believed to be marijuana, weighing in excess of one (1) pound. They also found a white powdery substance, multiple syringes loaded with a brown liquid substance, a plastic bag containing numerous lime green pills consistent with Xanax, glass pipes, and a large amount of small zip-lock style bags that the officers know through their training to be used for the packaging and re-sale of drugs.Police learned during the investigation, that the hotel manager, Ron Burton, would bring individuals to whatever room Brashears or Widener were staying in to purchase drugs.Daniel WidenerBrashears has been charged on allegations of two counts of Battery on a Public Safety Official,  Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, and Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 30 Grams, Resisting Law Enforcement, and Conspiracy to Deal Methamphetamine over 10 Grams.Fluegeman was charged with Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, and Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 30 Grams.Daniel Widener and Ron Burton were both charged with Conspiracy to Deal Methamphetamine over 10 Grams.Destiny Billingsley was charged with Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, and Possession of Marijuana.last_img read more